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Nat Segaloff always wanted to write and produce, but it took him several careers before he learned how to get paid for it. He was a journalist for The Boston Herald covering the motion picture business, but has also variously been a studio publicist (Fox, UA, Columbia), college teacher (Boston University, Boston College), on-air TV talent (Group W), entertainment critic (CBS radio) and author (nine books including "Hurricane Billy: The Stormy Life and Films of William Friedkin" and, as co-author, "Love Stories: Hollywood's Most Romantic Movies"). He has contributed career monographs on screenwriters Stirling Silliphant, Walon Green, Paul Mazursky and John Milius to the University of California Press's acclaimed "Backstory" series, and his writing has appeared in such varied periodicals as Film Comment, Written By, International Documentary, Animation Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Time Out (US), MacWorld, American Movie Classics Magazine, and Moving Pictures Magazine.

His "The Everything® Etiquette Book," "The Everything Trivia Book" and "The Everything® Tall Tales, Legends and Outrageous Lies Book" are in multiple printings for Adams Media Corp.

As a TV writer-producer, Segaloff helped perfect the format and create episodes for A&E's flagship "Biography" series. His distinctive productions include "John Belushi: Funny You Should Ask," "Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop," "Larry King: Talk of Fame," "Darryl F. Zanuck: Twentieth Century-Filmmaker" and "Stan Lee: The ComiX-MAN!" He has co-produced the "Rock 'n' Roll Moments" music documentaries for The Learning Channel/Malcolm Leo Productions, and has written and/or produced programming for New World, Disney, Turner and USA Networks. He is co-creator/co-producer (with Gayle Kirschenbaum) of "Judgment Day" with Grosso-Jacobson Communications Corp. for HBO.

His extraterrestrial endeavors include the cheeky sequel to the Orson Welles "Invasion From Mars" radio hoax, "When Welles Collide," which featured a "Star Trek"® cast. It was produced by L.A. Theatre Works and has become a Halloween tradition on National Public Radio. In 1996 he formed the multi-media production company Alien Voices® with actors Leonard Nimoy and actor John de Lancie and produced five best-selling audio books for Simon & Schuster: "The Time Machine," "Journey to the Center of the Earth," "The Lost World," "The Invisible Man" and "The First Men in the Moon," all of which feature "Star Trek"® casts. Additionally, his teleplay for "The First Men in the Moon" was the first-ever TV/Internet simulcast and was presented live by The Sci-Fi Channel. He has also written narrative concerts for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, celebrity events, is a script consultant, and is Senior Writer for AudiobookCafe.com.

Nat is the co-author (with Daniel M. Kimmel and Arnie Reisman) of "The Waldorf Conference," a comedy-drama about the secret meeting of studio moguls that began the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference had its all-star world premiere at L.A. Theatre Works. and was acquired for production by Warner Bros. Television. In November of 2003 Nat produced a revival production to benefit the Hollywood ACLU and the Writers Guild Foundation. He is currently working on the launch of the new cable TV network The Africa Channel and is writing the biography of director Arthur Penn.

He lives in Los Angeles where he really tries to return phone calls.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nat Segaloff

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